EPA Cites 7 Cattle Feedlots For CWA Violations

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it had issued administrative orders to seven cattle feeding operations in the Midwest that violated the Clean Water Act by allowing manure and other wastes to enter rivers and streams.

The EPA targeted the concentrated animal feeding operations — four in Iowa, two in Kansas and one in Nebraska — in an effort to encourage broader compliance with the Clean Water Act and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting program, the agency said.

“Feedlot-related pollutants have significantly contributed...
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